The soul of today’s Windows, this is what Microsoft calls Windows 10 S. Microsoft has released this new version specifically for school PCs, however, it is available for public use. Being specially designed for the school PCs, the team has kept the operating system very simple and easy-to-understand. It offers a very familiar and productive Windows experience to the students.
Since it is designed for school PCs, Windows 10 S can run the apps downloaded from Windows Store only as they are more secure and safe to use. Talking about the hardware, almost every hardware accessory and peripherals which support Windows 10, work well with Windows 10 S as well, but some of them might have a limited functionality in some specific situations.
Here is a list of hardware which is compatible with the Windows 10 S operating system.
Windows 10 S Compatible Accessories
Printers and Scanners
- Printers and Scanners from these companies are compatible with the Windows 10 S operating system-
- Brother, Canon, Dell, EPSON, HP, KONICA MINOLTA, Lexmark International, and Toshiba.
- The manufacturers have updated their drivers to turn them compatible with Windows 10 S. If you want to find out if your printer or scanner is compatible with Windows 10 S or not, check out the official websites.
Keyboard and Mouse
Below is the list of Keyboards and Mouse compatible to Windows 10 S-
- LifeChat LX-2000, LX-3000, LX-6000 Headsets
- All-in-One Media Keyboard
- Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID
- Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
- Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Surface Ergonomic Keyboard + Mouse
- Surface Keyboard
- Universal Foldable Keyboard
- Wired Keyboard 600
- Wireless Keyboard 850
- Designer Bluetooth Desktop keyboard + mouse
- Sculpt Comfort Desktop and Ergonomic Desktop Mouse + Keyboard
- Wired Desktop 600 keyboard + mouse
- Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050, 2000, 3050, 850, 900 keyboard + mouse
- Arc Mouse, Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, Arc Touch Mouse
- Basic Optical Mouse
- Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600
- Comfort Mouse 4500
- Compact Optical Mouse 500
- Designer Bluetooth Mouse
- Sculpt Comfort Mouse, Ergonomic Mouse, Mobile Mouse
- Surface Arc Mouse
- Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850, 3500, 4000 and 900
Webcams and Camera
Below is the list of webcams and cameras compatible with Windows 10 S-
- LifeCam Cinema
- LifeCam HD 3000
- LifeCam Studio
Other important peripherals
Other important accessories include
- Surface Mini Display Port to HDMI AV Adapter
- Surface Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter
- Surface USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter
- Wireless Display Adapter
The above-mentioned accessories are said to be compatible with Windows 10 S for their basic functionality, however, certain features might not work and may show some functionality issues. The most commonly addressed issues include intermittent connectivity, missing advanced settings options etc.
Please note that this information might change over time as the manufacturers keep working on their devices and drivers to make them compatible with every version of Windows.
Do check the official support page of Microsoft here and here to know more details on the Windows 10 S Compatible Accessories.